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Natco Foods Asafoetida (Hing) Jar 100g
£ 1.70
Use in tiny quantities, adding directly to cooking liquid, frying in oil, or steeping in water. Asafoetida is used as an alternative to onions and garlic.

This is a gum from a variety of giant fennel, which naturally has a horrid and offensive smell, rather like rotting garlic, as in foetid. Yet it is considered the most blessed of flavourings amongst Jain and Brahmin Indians, who eat neither garlic nor onions, for it adds a very similar savouriness.
Asafoetida is also a Godsend to the many millions of others who won’t eat or can’t properly digest raw or undercooked onion or who don’t like garlic, either to eat or subsequently smell on their breath.
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